Dr Monica Pearl at the Manchester Pride Candlelit Vigil
|Dates:||28 August 2023|
|Times:||20:00 - 21:00|
|What is it:||Outdoor event|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Every year, the Candlelit Vigil concludes the four days of Manchester Pride. During the Candlelit Vigil, participants come together to honour those who are suffering, persecuted, and have lost their lives due to HIV. It serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ communities, both in the UK and around the world. Through the soft glow of candlelight, attendees create a united front, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to combating HIV, raising awareness, and fostering a more inclusive and accepting society.
The Candlelit Vigil is free to attend, welcoming everyone who wishes to pay tribute, reflect, and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Together, we can create a future free from stigma and discrimination.
The Candlelit Vigil is carefully curated by three respected individuals; Nathaniel J Hall, Kate O'Donnell, and Cheryl Martin. This year it will also feature Dr. Monica Pearl, Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and member of the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture. In partnership with the George House Trust.
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